Cincinnati introduces a colorful world of lighting opportunities

Conventions coming to any town are known for making a major economic impact.

Owning graphics printing equipment: Why or why not?

In the tradeshow industry, there are multiple sources or providers for graphics – display and exhibit houses, and of course, full-service graphics production companies.

The great global AV consolidation trend of 2014

Fall 2014 illustrated that the global competition among large companies providing in-house audio-visual (AV) services is fierce.

Laborinc.ca debuts as the ‘True North Installation Company’

Brian Kearns, president, Laborinc.ca, announced the opening of a new Canadian installation and dismantling company, specializing in tradeshow and architectural millwork installations.

Las Vegas Convention Center to expand onto famous Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors voted Feb. 20 to approve a contract for the purchase of the historic Riviera Hotel & Casino’s 26-acre site as the cornerstone for its planned Las Vegas Global Business

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QuickMobile earns Growth Excellence Leadership Award

After analyzing the mobile event applications market, Frost & Sullivan recognized QuickMobile with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership.

Snapshots of convention centers in Canada

Metro Toronto Convention Centre The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has 1.2 million square feet of meeting and exhibition space, making it Canada’s largest convention and meeting complex.

A Glimpse of Tradeshow History (March 2015)

1967: International CES then and now

CEIR reports smaller growth in 2014 Q4

On March 4, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), which provides industry-leading research on the North American exhibitions and events industry globally, released fourth quarter data collected for the annual CEIR Index report.

Historic Church House achieves Silver for green credentials

Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, London, has been recognized by the Green Business Tourism Scheme for its commitment to the environment.

CEIR releases Marketing Spend Decision report

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), an organization providing industry-leading research on the North American exhibitions and events industry globally, announced March 3 the release of its report, The Marketing Spend Decision.

MobileLeads launched innovative lead management platform

MobileLeads, LLC (MLeads), a Lansdale, Penn.-based company, launched its new version of the mobile app at the EXHIBITORLIVE Conference, the trade show and corporate event industry’s top-rated educational conference taking place March 1-5, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Kaon Interactive partners with custom exhibit houses

Kaon Interactive, the leading provider of interactive 3D product marketing and sales applications, announced March 2 a strategic partnership program for custom exhibit houses to further strengthen their ability to serve customers at tradeshows.

A $20M open-air event venue rises in Las Vegas

Maintaining its status as the No. 1 tradeshow and entertainment destination seems to come easy for Las Vegas, especially as many of the city’s own private companies continue to develop event and exhibition spaces.

Bright ideas from Brightbox

Brightbox Inc., a B2B kiosk technology solutions company, works closely with show organizers, exhibitors and event integrators to provide secure charging solutions for mobile devices. Secure, engaging and interactive, the Brightbox mobile platform is more than a convenient charging service

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Who will be the leader?

That’s the question I kept asking last night as I was watching my favorite college basketball team struggle to win a game.

Tech support for the carbon conscious

In our efforts to be kinder to the planet, it is nice to have some help in managing resources and keeping industry guidelines straight. That help exists in the form of technological tools designed to make us more efficiently green.

When and how to mention your salary expectations in the interview

Here are a few ideas about one of the toughest parts of interviewing for a new position – the salary negotiation.

How much should you save?

I have a ritual that I go through at the end of every year. I take a day or two between Christmas and New Year’s and spend it going through all of the piles and files in my home office.

Greener by degrees

Have you thought about enhancing your professional credentials by obtaining a sustainability certification or degree?

Defending against employee raiding by your competitors

One of the most common problems in maintaining a top notch staff is employee raiding on the part of a competitor.

A toast to thinking globally

When companies collaborate to decrease environmental impact, traditional barriers built on competition and profits come down, and everyone benefits.

The corner office

I’m sitting in it right now. The corner office. My corner office. My first day in my corner office. Only it doesn’t feel a whole lot different than my last office, or any other office for that matter.

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Ask the sales expert: David Callahan, owner, Unified Systems Inc.

Working in the tradeshow industry for nearly 15 years after beginning his career as an estimator, David Callahan founded Unified Systems Inc. in 2005 to provide project management and engineering services for the tradeshow industry.

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Dubai wins bid to host 2017 IAPCO Annual Meeting

Dubai, United Arab Emirates won the bid to host International Association of Professional Congress Organizers’ (IAPCO) Annual Meeting & General Assembly in 2017.

EDPA Norcal tells a story

Every story has a hero and a villain or at least some tension. Who or what do you think are our clients’ villains?

Record numbers at 2015 International Roofing Expo

Taking place from Feb. 24-26 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE), an annual tradeshow and conference for commercial and residential roofing professionals, drew a total attendance of 9,337 roofing construction professionals.

Nimlok Exhibit wins ‘Best Booth Award’

Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, and Holland, Ohio-based 2-SCALE, announced that one of their recent exhibit projects won the “Best Booth Award” at the Lumber and Building Material Expo February 4-6, 2015 held at the Hynes

HIMSS15 holding an innovation challenge

The 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT), taking place April 14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will host the HX360 Innovation Challenge to present their solutions live

Second largest hotel to anchor LACC

AEG is to develop a 755-room expansion of JW Marriott L.A. LIVE, located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center, to create the west coast’s premier meeting and conference destination.

International Restaurant & Foodservice Show adds ‘The Pub’

Sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association and managed and produced by Urban Expositions, International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will open March 8 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

American Made Show to launch digital marketplace

Balluun, the global leader in social commerce technology, announced March 4 a strategic partnership with the American Made Show to create a digital marketplace for the gift tradeshow industry, which encompasses studio artists and designers that produce handcrafted works for

Corinthia Hotel Prague unveils upgraded MICE features

Corinthia Hotel Prague, a leading MICE hotel in the Czech Republic adjacent to Prague Congress Centre, completed its €250,000-project to upgrade the hotel’s meetings and events audio-visual infrastructure.

Las Vegas to gain new convention business in 2015

A total of 12 new and returning conventions and tradeshows consisting of more than 10,000 delegates each are scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in 2015, nine of which to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

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People on the Move Q&A: Robert Campbell, president, EDPA

What do you hope to achieve as 2015 EDPA president?

People on the Move (March 2015)

Scott Zeitlin came to Nimlok Chicago to join its production team. He will be managing daily activities for the storage program as well as show service logistics.

People on the Move Q&A: Jeffrey Rubin, president, Testrite Visual Products

Four generations of one family have led Testrite Visual Products, a manufacturer of display hardware solutions, and they will continue to do so.

Discover The Palm Beaches adds to global sales staff

Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, welcomes a senior director of meetings & convention sales.

Valley Forge Tourism president steps down

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB), a sales and marketing organization, announced that its president will step down effective March 26.

Hungexpo appoints global sales manager

Hungexpo, Hungary’s biggest and most flexible venue, introduced a new international sales manager for corporate events. Balázs Szucs joined the venue in this role.

Orlando meetings executive debuts new boutique DMC

Zita Steglich-Ross, a certified meeting professional with more than 30 years of experience in sales and business development, launched a new boutique destination management company.

MPI names new COO

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), a global event and meeting industry association, selected an industry veteran as its new chief operations officer (COO).

Three Edlen Seattle employees earn promotions

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation’s largest independent electrical contractor to the convention and tradeshow industry, promoted several employees in its Seattle office.

PCMA honors Distinguished Supplier Professional of the Year

The Distinguished Supplier Professional of the Year award honors a Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) supplier who exemplifies professional excellence in their contributions to their organization, PCMA and their community. Winners have been nominated by their peers.

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